Florida State recruit Cinmeon Bowers and two of his teammates from Chipola College in Florida were arrested Jan. 16 for tampering with evidence after being pulled over by the Marianna Police Department for a speeding violation.
According to the ESPN report, the 20-year-old Bowers, a 6-foot-6 power forward at the junior college, ate marijuana to prevent officers from discovering it. Torian Graham, 20, and Jamaar McKay-Taylor, 19, were also in the vehicle and were charged with tampering with evidence for consuming the drug. All three men were taken to Jackson County Correctional Facility.
The school suspended all three players while they face legal proceedings, according to the Jackson County Floridian.
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton told ESPN he will wait until a final decision has been made before deciding on what to do with Bowers after the proceedings:
"I will wait until I get all the complete information."Bowers committed to the Seminoles in September. He had been averaging 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in 16 appearances this season for the Chipola Indians.